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Burn The Floor, 4-6 May


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Burn the Floor began with a Spectacular Ballroom Dance demonstration at Elton John’s 50th Birthday Party in 1997. Australian Producer Harley Medcalf attended this party and was mesmerized by the ancient art form that had come of age.

In 1998, Burn the Floor stormed its way onto stages around the world has since toured 32 Countries, 106 cities and sold over 3 million tickets – Burn the Floor became the biggest Touring Dance Show in the world and has since performed in such prestigious venues as: the Royal Albert Hall in London, Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. One of their biggest market is Japan, 135,000 tickets were sold out in a mere moment. When they performed in Beijing, 50,000 tickets were all snapped up within a day and there was a near riot! Their stunning performance has made them an overnight sensation in every city and earned them rave reviews.

The “Burn The Floor” casts combines the incredible talent of the world’s best dancers, most of them are champions or won titles at the famous Blackpool Open Championship or the International Open Championship. Some of the dancers has performed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Unlike many other dance shows, Burn the Floor brings to life all styles of dance on stage including the samba, salsa, the elegance of the waltz, the rumba, tango, and the dynamic energy of swing and jive.

In 2006, after 8 years of successful touring, Director/ Choreographer Jason Gilkison and Producer Harley Medcalf launched the new and updated Burn the Floor for the 2007 World Tour.

The new Burn the Floor is all about the sensual and physical chemistry of Ballroom and Latin dancing in the 21st Century. The show builds on the choreography and concept of the original show with spectacular costumes, new music, and ignites the chemistry of two people – as one.

Director/Choreographer Jason Gilkison (World Ballroom and Latin dance Champion) says “This is ballroom supercharged. Burn the Floor as its name implies is breathtaking. Sparks will fly from the stage each night.”

The new Burn the Floor has already performed 3 sell-out tours of Japan, 5 tours of Australia, extensive successful seasons in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and now in 2007, a 42 week Tour around the World.

“So hot, it probably contributes to Global Warming” The London Examiner

“Your feet are singing when you leave the theatre” Las Vegas Sun

Running Time: Approximately 120mins (including 20mins interval)
Programme Enquiry: 2989 9239

Click here for ticket information.

April 23, 2007 - Posted by | Event, Nightlife

1 Comment »

  1. Watched last night. 1. Live band and singers – perfect !
    2. Dancers from all over the world – professional with strong sense of rhythm, great latin body figure and movement, good performing for Latin passion, excellence!
    3. Costume – acceptable, but not stunning me. 4. Overall – worth to see for paying HKD600 ticket, but not for HKD1000, cause most of the latin competitions/shows are about half price.

    Comment by Oasis | May 5, 2007 | Reply


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